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Offline Pipeauman

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Hydroxide ion on ketone
« on: January 20, 2020, 04:08:34 PM »
Hello,
I’m currently studying enolate reactivity and I have to find out why the 2nd reaction is more likely to happen, despite the hydroxide ion pka being lower than the acid.

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Re: Hydroxide ion on ketone
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 05:28:25 PM »
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Re: Hydroxide ion on ketone
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 09:53:15 PM »
What does pKa describe?

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